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#1 Real Estate Team
in the Charlotte Region

Over $1 Billion
in Sales!

Over 4000 Families

Over 20+ Years
in the Business

Andy and Debbie

The Story Behind the Team

It all started a long time ago when two friends and like-minded agents decided to start a team, a foreign concept in the real estate industry in those days!

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Meet The Team
Agents Agents Melanie Lester Amber Long Meghan Reynolds Lauren Cole Casandra Wilburn Madalyn Hull Geoff Kirby Vicki Ford Andy Bovender Debbie Hooker Ben Lastra Tiffany White Megan Long Amy Newcomb April Harbin Gil Baker Hugh Kimbel Chris Makowski Ellen Suther
Melanie Lester Closing Manager
Amber Long Broker / Realtor
Meghan Reynolds Broker / Realtor
Lauren Cole Broker / Realtor
Casandra Wilburn Broker / Realtor
Madalyn Hull Broker / Realtor
Geoff Kirby Broker / Realtor
Vicki Ford Broker / Realtor
Andy Bovender Broker / Realtor Team Leader
Debbie Hooker Broker / Realtor Team Leader
Ben Lastra Broker / Realtor
Tiffany White Broker / Realtor
Megan Long Broker / Realtor
Amy Newcomb Operations Manager
April Harbin Broker / Realtor
Gil Baker Broker / Realtor
Hugh Kimbel Broker / Realtor
Chris Makowski Broker / Realtor
Ellen Suther Broker / Realtor

Why work With Us

$1+ Billion
in Total Sales Volume
Families Served
20+ YRS.
in "Real Estate
Team Experience"
Real Estate Team
Charlotte Region
Real Estate Professionals



I have the best home I am living in..right now. It fulfills all my requirements. Moved from Pennsylvania and in this tight housing market to get the perfect house as per your requirements is like hitting a jackpot. And Yogi Kashyap made the impossible possible for us. With 11 offers in just 12 hours of... read more

- Shreya Patel

Yogi was accommodating when I requested to see houses. Once he knew what I was looking for, he was able to streamline my choices and make good use of our time. He worked diligently on my behalf to get me into the perfect house in the perfect location at the perfect price. His knowledge allowed... read more

- Linda Kempf

Ben has been a dream to work with. He was recommended to us by a close friend and I'm so glad he was! He worked with us every step of the way from setting up showings and viewings, to helping us know what to expect for the home inspection for the house we were selling... read more

- Jessica H.

Erin and I are very thankful that we met Ben early on in our home buying journey. We knew we were in good hands right from our initial walk-through. Ben was very knowledgeable of the neighborhood and the entire area. He walked us through every step of the process and made sure we were 100%... read more

- Kevin H.

Ben went above and beyond for us, and then he went a little further. We could not have asked for a better agent, and really a better friend, to guide us through the process of buying our first home. Ben is incredibly knowledgeable about the home buying process in both North and South Carolina -... read more

- Molly C.

The Andy Bovender team was outstanding in handling the sale of my house. The staff was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and responsive to any questions I had. I highly recommend this group of extremely competent and friendly team members to anyone who is needing real estate guidance.... read more

- Mr. & Mrs. Pollack

Madalyn helped us move from NY to NC with ease due to her knowledge of the area and responsiveness when a new house came on the market. Being that we were in NY during a fast seller’s market in NC, she often had to jump to see a house for us where she sent videos... read more

- C. Connolly

Madalyn is simply the best. Hands down. We were completing a cross-country move and she was so helpful with taking detailed videos for us of houses, listening to what we were interested in for the home specs, and finding us our dream home. When we found “the one,” she worked quickly to secure our offer.... read more

- Ashley Fink

From our initial contact to post-closing Madalyn provided exceptional support and professional conduct. We can't speak highly enough of the standard of service Madalyn and the whole Bovender team gave us. We highly recommend her to any prospective client. Thank you Madalyn we appreciate all you did for us.... read more

- B. Davies

Amber is an incredible realtor. She really went above and beyond for us in helping us find the perfect home for both us and our parents. Not only is she very knowledgeable, she also has that special quality that gives you peace of mind. You can trust her to do everything she can to help... read more

- C. Kedar

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